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He is constipated and has been on lactulose periodically. he

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he is constipated and has been on lactulose periodically. he doesn't have megacolon. he is on a rx diet food fiber response. we were out and the store had it on order. I feed him a grain free but now he is constipated. I need more lacatalose. but cannot see a vet until Tuesday. is there an alternative
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: satchmoe and 16 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about satchmoe?
Customer: no he is a healthy cat

Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hoepfully I can help with Satchmoe today.

If you are out of lactulose, then food grade mineral is a good substitute ti ride you over until Tuesday. How much lactulose do you normally need to use?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
every 12 hrs

That is the normal concentration of lactulose, how much do you normally give him?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
2ml every 12hrs

Ok, food grade mineral oil is a reasonable substitute. 2ml twice daily of the mineral oil should suffice, if you think it is less effective you can use around 3ml up to 3 times daily.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
thank you

You are very welcome.

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